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Re: Re: Reading data from the Serial Port

by talexb (Chancellor)
on Aug 01, 2002 at 03:19 UTC ( [id://186669] : note . print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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in thread Reading data from the Serial Port

When I did data communications programming as my job, my favourite tool was the HP 4951A protocol analyzer -- it would tell you anything about everything that was going on over a serial communications channel.

You probably don't have one of those .. you might be able to get a break-out box which at least would tell you if there is some flow control stuff going on. Alternatively, look for breakout box software on Google -- I'd pass you some links but either Google is slow or my connection is tired right now. Highly recommended.

Based on what little information is available, I expect it's going to be some type of flow control problem -- is there any way you can set up the serial port or the software talking to the port to enable, disable or automate the flow control?

--t. alex

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